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Hulk on target as Atletico Mineiro move closer to Brazil Serie A title******
RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- Hulk continued his rich vein of scoring form on Sunday as leaders Atletico Mineiro edged closer to their first Brazilian Serie A title in 50 years with a 2-1 home victory over Cuiaba.
The Brazil international forward struck from close range to cancel out an early Nathan Silva own goal before Jair Rodrigues gave the hosts the lead by heading home after Guilherme Arana's cross.
Hulk, who joined Atletico Mineiro in January after parting ways with Shanghai SIPG, now has 25 goals from 54 matches across all competitions this season.
The Belo Horizonte outfit have an 11-point lead over second-placed Fortaleza as they seek their second top flight title and first since 1971. Cuiaba are 10th in the 20-team standing with 35 points from 28 games.
In other matches on Sunday, Bahia won 3-0 at home to Chapecoense, Bragantino secured a 1-0 home win over Sao Paulo and Corinthians drew 0-0 at Internacional. Enditem
Velez beat Boca to rise to third in Argentina's top flight******
BUENOS AIRES, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- Federico Mancuello and Cristian Tarragona scored either side of half-time as Velez Sarsfield clinched a 2-0 home win over Boca Juniors in Argentina's Primera Division on Sunday.
Mancuello opened the scoring in the 39th minute by firing a shot into the top-right corner and Tarragona put the result beyond doubt in second-half stoppage time with a low finish following a counterattack.
The result at El Fortin saw Velez displace Boca in third place in the 26-team standings.
Meanwhile, Jhonatan Candia struck an 85th-minute winner as Huracan prevailed 2-1 at home to San Lorenzo.
Franco Cristaldo gave the hosts the lead just after the hour mark before Franco Di Santo equalized in the 76th minute.
The result lifted Huracan to eighth place while San Lorenzo, who have now lost four consecutive matches and dropped to 21st.
In other Primera Division fixtures on Sunday, Colon won 2-1 at home to Estudiantes, and Godoy Cruz defeated Banfield 2-1 in Mendoza. Enditem
China's Hunan sees surge in China******
CHANGSHA, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) -- Central China's Hunan Province launched 783 China-Europe freight trains in the first three quarters of this year, up 84.7 percent year on year, local customs said Thursday.
The freight trains, handled by customs in the provincial capital Changsha, shipped 512,000 tonnes of cargo with the value of the goods reaching 13.9 billion yuan (about 2 billion U.S. dollars) in the Jan.-Sept. period, up 68.5 percent year on year and 22.7 percent, respectively.
Since the launch of the China-Europe freight train service in Changsha, the cumulative number of trains has exceeded 2,000.
Four new routes were launched this year linking Changsha with Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Poland and Kazakhstan. The main export items transported through the cross-border train service include daily necessities, furniture, automobiles and auto parts, and lamps. Enditem